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Cards carry on

High School Sports

LEETONIA — Going into Monday’s first-round sectional tournament game against Leetonia, Bloomfield softball had a chance to make history. If the Cardinals boarded the bus after the game with a win, they would not only set a program high in wins in a season, it would also mark the first ...

Area man details his Browns fanaticism

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BEAVER TOWNSHIP — As a native of the Mahoning Valley, Ray “Showdawg” Prisby knows the importance sports plays in one’s daily life. He also knows the area’s professional football loyalty is split between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. As a loyal, lifelong Browns’ ...

Monday highlights

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SOFTBALL Miranda Nicolson tossed a one-hitter and fanned 10 to lead fourth-seeded Brookfield past 19th-seeded Ashtabula St. John 15-1 in five innings in a Division IV first-round sectional game. The host Warriors got a home run, double and three RBIs from Lauren Shingledecker and a double, ...

Cincy rolls past skidding Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Naquin’s three-run shot came in the seventh inning, bounced ...

Finding new coach is next step for Columbus

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COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets will take a deliberate approach to hiring a replacement for John Tortorella, who stamped his brand on the franchise over six seasons and carried it to unprecedented success. “I think we’re going to take our time,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen ...

Loss is 11th straight for Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kelan Martin scored a career-high 25 points and Caris LeVert had 20 points ...

Jackson-Milton earns top seed in baseball

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Two area teams earned No. 1 seeds in voting for the upcoming high school baseball postseason, one a perennial power — Canfield in Division II — and the other a bit of a surprise — Jackson-Milton in Division IV. The two were chosen in online voting by coaches of the teams involved in the ...

Double the fun

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — It wasn’t your normal outdoor Horizon League Championship on Sunday, that’s for sure. With more than 100 potential points sidelined due to a variety of factors for Youngstown State’s men’s track and field program, along with being down three points going into the third ...

Double the fun

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YOUNGSTOWN — It wasn’t your normal outdoor Horizon League Championship on Sunday, that’s for sure. With more than 100 potential points sidelined due to a variety of factors for Youngstown State’s men’s track and field program, along with being down three points going into the third ...

Regional starts today for golf

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been a long and difficult journey for the Youngstown State women’s golf program this season. Changes in formats, a nixed fall season and the other challenges that go along with the ongoing pandemic would be enough to slow down any athletic program. Not for the ...

Doncic ejected; Mavs top Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points and Josh Richardson had 20, allowing the playoff-bound Dallas Mavericks to overcome the ejection of Luka Doncic in a 124-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Doncic received a flagrant-two foul — an automatic ejection — ...

Run-rule routine for Mathews

High School Sports

VIENNA — Of the 24 games the Mathews softball team has played this season, the Mustangs have ended 16 of them early. The 16th came on Saturday as Mathews took down Jefferson, 10-0, in six innings. Emma Gates pitched a one-hitter for the Mustangs, recording nine strikeouts and walking none. ...

Tribe hitters bounce back, blast Reds

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CLEVELAND — Determined to put an embarrassing night of unwelcome history behind them, the Indians came out swinging Saturday night. They hit back, and they hit hard. Cesar Hernandez connected for a three-run triple, Jose Ramirez had two RBIs and Aaron Civale pitched seven strong innings ...

Final competition

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Day Two of competition in the Horizon League outdoor track & field championships is in the books, but today’s events are going to look a bit different. Due to forecasted inclement weather, the high jump and triple jump, along with the remaining running finals, have been ...

Lordstown finally gets its Senior Day

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LORDSTOWN — The weather hasn’t been kind to area softball teams in the last week. The Lordstown Red Devils had three games canceled because of rain, including two attempts at Senior Day on Monday and Wednesday. Although the Devils had another game canceled on Saturday afternoon against ...

Pittsburgh wins 1-0 in regular-season finale

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PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter scored and Maxime Lagace stopped 29 shots for his first career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Saturday. Lagace, making his first start in more than two years, got his seventh career win, and helped Pittsburgh clinch home-ice ...

Pirates drop another 3-2 loss at Chicago

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CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy had a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Keegan Thompson pitched three scoreless innings for his first major league victory and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Saturday for their fifth straight win. Willson Contreras and Eric ...

Each area fishing hole has its own personality

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Mention a lake to people who fish and they immediately see a mental picture whether they even realize their brain is sketching it. The places we fish share many similarities, but each also is unique. They have different names, different scenery, are contained within different geology and ...

Typical track and field

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YOUNGSTOWN — A small contingent of spectators and parents sits on top of the aluminum bleachers at Farmers National Bank Field. There are even more down at the Smokey Hollow throwing area, and hundreds of 2020 graduates can be seen wearing their black caps and gowns as they exit Stambaugh ...

Landis throws no-hitter

High School Sports

Mathews’ Becca Landis tossed a five-inning no-hitter in the Mustangs’ 10-0 victory over Badger on Friday. Landis struckout eight and walked two. Bella Spano had two hits and and RBIs for Mathews (19-4, 15-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference).